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CLA 572
  • Paris France Bibliothèque Nationale de France Lat. 8907
Script Uncial and Quarter-Uncial
Date V¹ (401 - 450)
Origin and Provenance

Written in Italy, probably in the North. The manuscript must have been in the abbey of St Père of Chartres as early as the eleventh century, since it is found in a catalogue of that library made in that century. Removed from Chartres to the Bibliothèque Nationale by Dom Poirier in 1793.

CLA Vol. 5
TM Number TM 66704
Support Parchment
Contents Hilarius Pictaviensis, De Trinitate; Ambrosius, De Fide; Gesta Concilii Aquileiensis; Maximinus, Contra Ambrosium.
Script Commentary

Script is an elegant comely uncial: the bow of uncial A is pointed; the hasta of uncial E is high and the eye is closed; F, L, P are slim and do not go below the line. The less expert uncial corrector uses strikingly high-waisted N. Contemporary interlinear and marginal notes in very interesting tiny cursive quarter-uncial on foll. 224v, 277v. Notae Tironianae occur (224v, 260, et passim). The extensive text occupying the entire outer margins of foll. 298–311v and 336–349 is in a rapid, expert quarter-uncial by more than one scribe: it is partly cut off by the binder and stained by reagent. Characteristic features are N with the sagging middle-stroke and the i-longa after r and t.


☛CLA date (V med.) changed to follow CLA 6, p. X and P. Supino Martini, Il bibliotecario 6 (1985), pp. 111–13. ☛R. Gryson and L. Gilissen. 'Paléographie et critique littéraire : Réflexions méthodologiques à propos du Parisinus latinus 8907.' Scriptorium 35 (1981) 334–340. ☛Index Tironianorum.

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